Agapanthia (Epoptes) lederi Ganglbauer, 1883
ssp. lederi Ganglbauer, 1883
[= Agapanthia helianthi Plavilstshikov, 1935; ❖]
[= Agapanthia lopatini Kaziuchitz, 1988]

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Agapanthia lederi lederi
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Agapanthia lederi lederi, a taxon occuring in South Russia, Georgia and Armenia, has been described as Agapanthia lineatocollis var. Lederi from "Caucasus" by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1884 [▽].

Body length:12 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Cephalaria gigantea [?]
Distribution:South Russia (North Caucasus), Georgia and Armenia

The depicted beetles were found sitting on leaves of its probably host plant (Cephalaria gigantea) growing in mountain meadows ca 4.5 km south of Kajaran (Քաջարան, Syunik prov., South Armenia).

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Ganglbauer L.:
Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren. VIII. Cerambycidae. (Schluss.) Mit Berücksichtigung der Formen Algiers und des paläarktischen Asiens, exclusive jener von Japan.
Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 33 [1883]: 437-586, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Species Group Taxa of Longhorned Beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) Described by N. N. Plavilstshikov and Their Types Preserved in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University and in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.
Entomological Review 89 (6): 689–720, 2009. [download pdf icon]

Kasatkin D.S.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Agapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from the Near East and Transcaucasia.
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 16 (2): 233-249, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Agapanthia lederi lederi
Agapanthia lederi lederi
Agapanthia lederi lederi
Agapanthia lederi lederi
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusAgapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAgapanthia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusEpoptes Gistl, 1857
SpeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) lederi Ganglbauer, 1883
SubspeciesAgapanthia (Epoptes) lederi lederi Ganglbauer, 1883